The article studies written sources of the Kassite period (ca. 1531–1155 BC) which mention the offi ce of šandabakku (g..en.na/g..dub.ba.(a) en.l.lki ) – governor of Kassite Nippur. The analysis of the documents delivers a number of people holding this office for more than 200 years, from at least the early fourteenth century to the reign of Adadšuma–uṣur (1216–1187 BC). There are several šandabakku -governors known from the later period as well. The author presents a brief overview of their functions and role in the system of provincial administration in Kassite Babylonia.